THE WALTONS Opening Theme
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Waltons, The: Seasons 1-9 and The Movie Collection (10 Pack/Giftset/DVD)
I’ve been watching the Waltons on tv for many years, but I had never seen the entire series from beginning to end. My husband, knowing that I enjoyed the series, gave me the complete set for Christmas. Now that I’ve watched the entire set (including movies), I realize how much I had missed by watching it on tv as time allowed.
Seasons 1-7 are single side discs, but seasons 8-9 are on double-sided discs. I’m not sure why they decided to go with the double-sided discs. I’m not a fan of double-sided discs as they tend to have more issues than a regular disc. Thankfully, I only had a small glitch in one episode during season 8. The rest of the discs played well.
The movies are included on 3 discs with 2 movies per disc. I had seen the first 3 movies on tv, but I had never seen the last 3 movies. It was interesting to see how the lives of the Waltons played out over time. The original family core remained strong, but they definitely changed with the times. The final 3 movies definitely had a different feel to them, and there were some serious inconsistencies that took place from the shows to the movies and even within the movies themselves.
The show is family friendly while still addressing some tough issues that come with growing up (relationships, alcohol, smoking…). They also addressed society issues such as slavery, racial tension, war… While there is some language in the shows, it is very tame compared to today’s television series.
I have thoroughly enjoyed watching this collection. I watched them, at least some or them when they were first produced, then have seen many in re-runs , but not in any certain order. This time, I watched from day 1 all the way through 9 years. I never realized how much history could be learned from the series, getting a bird’s eye view of the Greta Depression and then the start of the Nazi takeover in Europe and eventually the US involvement. Everything was historically correct, not just the script, but the sets and props as well. Occasionally you could catch a prop or 2 that would have been impossible in the early 1940’s….like plastic! I watched the complete series of Little House on the Prairie, then the complete Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, before I watched The Walton’s. This was like a history of the US starting at the conclusion of the War Between the States all the way until`the mid-late 20th century. I purchased these video sets with the intention of selling after watching, but now I plan to keep them in my collection. Would be great to watch every 5-10 years to compare things then with now, especially politics and civil rights which are surprisingly the same.
Actors: Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Will Geer, Judy Norton, Jon Walmsley
Directors: Alf Kjellin, Anthony Brand, Bernard McEveety, Bill Corcoran, David F. Wheeler
Format: Box set, Color, Full Screen, PAL
Region: Region 4
Number of discs: 44
Rated: Not Rated
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: April 12, 2011
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